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Triple talaq: 1 million Indian Muslims sign petition against divorce practice

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Over a million Muslims from across India, the majority of them women, have signed a petition to end the controversial divorce practice of triple talaq.<p>Triple talaq is an Islamic practice where a man can divorce his wife by saying "talaq," the Arabic word for divorce, three …

India

As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder

The transition from elementary school at about age 11, to middle school, is notoriously hard, and researchers have documented that a lot of kids take a hit academically from which they don’t recover for years.<p>It’s difficult to pinpoint what drives the drop in performance. Adolescence is in full …

Education

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

The Brain

How Lack of Sleep Can Tremendously Affect Our Emotions

Insomnia is a common but highly irritating problem: the Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) estimates that 1 in 3 people will suffer from mild insomnia at …

Visit Portugal: Road Trip Itinerary for Traveling South of Lisbon

Visit Portugal: Road Trip Itinerary for Traveling South of Lisbon<p>Updated on March 7, 2018<p>A road trip can be a great way to experience the best of …

European Travel

6 bad things that happen when you sleep too much

Doctors agree: Quality sleep is crucial for your health. Not only do you need it to stay focused and alert during the day, but it helps your body recharge and recover from wear and tear and might lower your risk of everything from obesity and diabetes to premature death. But can you have too much …

Sleep

Five Excellent National Park Campgrounds

You had a summer for the ages. Bike trips. Weekends surfing. You summited that mountain you’ve always wanted to summit. Got a tan. Bucket list stuff. You know what would make you summer even better? One more camping trip to someplace epic. The problem? Impromptu camping trips can be hard to pull …

California road trip – Yosemite national park and Mammoth lakes

A new stop during our California Road Trip.After we stopped Big Sur and 24 hours in San Francisco (article coming up later) we continued our road …

National Parks

Schools aren't teaching the most important subject for kids

The note was written by a fifth-grade girl. As Mohr Lone read it, the girl's words began to fill her with joy.<p>"Ever since you left, I've been looking at my surroundings more and being careful about who I'm talking to and what I'm saying," Mohr Lone later recalled, reading the note over the phone. …

University of Washington

How To Crush Your Goals

Nearly 80% of us will fail to reach our goals this year. Try this simple, yet powerful way to crush your goals.<p>For many of us, 2016 began with a promise--a promise that this year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it's the everyday things that prove most difficult--managing your …

Emotional Intelligence

School yourself: 6 apps to get students and families through the academic year

Photomath Camera Calculator<p>Math is an enigma to many of us. It's not uncommon for students to grasp in-class instruction without a problem, but then …

33 All-Time Best Parenting Hacks Every Parent Should Know

These are the hacks that belong in the Parenting Hall of Fame.

How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip

A new study found that LSD's activation of semantic pathways has implications for creativity and psychedelic therapy.<p>The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect's quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as …

Consciousness

Human nature is way too complex to be pinned down by personality tests

We all want to better understand who we are. Some people turn to religion for answers; others go to therapy. And in the digital age, many of us simply fire up our smartphones and take a personality quiz or 12.<p>It’s hard to deny the light-hearted appeal of finding out which Hogwarts house you’d …

Psychology

Parenting Advice: How To Recover After Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids

This past week I freaked out on my daughter. It has been so miserably hot, and I have been running around trying to get packed up and off on our …

8 Ways to Help Your Kids to Become Better Critical Thinkers (A Guide for Parents)

The ability to think clearly, logically and independently are key skills in the modern world. Not only will young people need to think critically in …

Critical Thinking

Backpacker tips and destinations to have a fantastic first-time experience

Backpacking is a relatively inexpensive way to travel and explore the world around you. Typically, backpackers have packs that contain their sleeping …

New Zealand

4 Tricks To Get Your Tween To Listen

Parenting has changed since my kids entered the tween zone. Our biggest change so far has been discipline. Gone are the days of threatening to take …

Parenting

12 Things No One Tells You About Potty Training

Your kids will rarely "tell you" they have to pee.<p><b>1. The world is apparently filled with potty experts.</b> Nothing gets other parents on their high horse more than good old-fashioned potty training. Get ready for unsolicited advice from your mom, neighbor, high school ex-boyfriend, and old man in line …

Marathons

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

Education

U.S. government approves first-ever moon landing for a private venture

For the first time, the U.S. government has granted regulatory approval for a commercial company to travel beyond Earth and land on the Moon.<p>The …

Space Exploration

Hey Dads, Your Moods Impact Your Kids Big Time

New research links dads' stress levels and moods to kids' development in major ways.<p>My husband often reminds me I am the center of our family, and my mood affects everyone living under our roof. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly. Each day, the impact my mental health and happiness has on …

Parenting

Here Are 19 Pancake Recipes That Don't Have Any Gluten

You're gonna flip.